Saturday, 7 October 2017

Greek culture and salami from Naples



Morning Peeps, we are still on our travels and so another scheduled post, since my last post we will have visited Santorini which is one on the Cyclades Islands, no matter how many times you go there you are taken aback by it's sheer beauty and the beautiful whitewashed houses that rise up from the blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

And today our itinerary has us in the port of Piraeus, the gateway to Athens which is about half an hour away. We have been there several times before, explored the Acropolis a couple of times and also the City of Athens and it's modern shopping centre so will probably just have a wander in the local town. Then it's off to Italy with stops in Naples and some of their wonderful local salami and of course wine, then onwards to Rome.

So still scheduled posts and our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Mervi is going all Autumnal with the theme of  'Trees and Leaves'. Our sponsor is Marianne Designs.

It's another theme that plays right into my hands which means two cards, one an Autumnal scene and another with lots on inkiness. The one at the top is a sample from last weeks Chocolate Baroque Hochanda shows with DI background then stamping using images from Autumn Poppy, Natures Table and Natures Peace and colouring with DI's, some white highlighting and stenciling using the laves mask.


A bit more inkiness along with  Pan Pastels to create the background, a masked sun and
then stamping with a mixture of Sutter, Stampscapes and Creative Expressions stamps.

Short and sweet I'm afraid as I'm rushing to schedule this ahead of our holiday.

39 comments:

Craftyfield said...

Perfect Autumnal make and a lovely scenescape, Brenda! I haven't done on for a while (scene that is!) Your description of Santorini makes me yearn after the deep blue waters... xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Brenda, enjoy your holiday

ALI said...

Lovely cards Brenda, Glad you are enjoying your holiday, Santorini is indeed beautiful but one of my favorite islands is Skiathos.

Valerija said...

Fantastic cards as always!
Valerija xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous cards.Enjoy your holidays.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful scenic cards as always Brenda enjjoy the rest of your holiday

Anne

Wendy L said...

A beautiful scene Brenda, xxx

Leanne Harris said...

Two lovely makes with autumnal colours Brenda. That second scene looks so peaceful, I could wander down that path without a care in the world! Xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Brenda, beautifully designed and coloured cards fabulous composition of stamps. Sounds like you are having a marvellous holiday, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning cards Brenda, I especially love the second scene. Glad you are having a great holiday.

Sue xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 gorgeous cards you have made Brenda
Gr Karin

scrAPpamondo said...

Love the warm and bright colours of the first card, with that adorable sentiment!! And the second one looks so peaceful and such great "grass" on that landscape! Pan astels are media that I have never tried, but love their soft look and your touch with them is magical!
So glad that your trip between Greece and Sud Italy is lovely. Don't forget to eat some fabulous Naples's pizzas!!! :D
Big hugs

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the fungi on the first and the awesome scene you have created on the second. Holiday sounds fabulouS.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, fabulous colours and as always, perfectly balanced scenes xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous autumnal cards. Love your brilliant stamping and the way you put them together.
Lorraine x

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, Brenda... beautiful, magical, LOVELY scenes - you always capture the loveliness of nature in your creations - whether it be fantasy or realism - they always bespeak NATURE. Loveliness in every way. I especially like the feel of the Journey in the second masterpiece. Beautifully done. hugs, de

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love them both! Hope you are having a great time! I would love to see those places sometime :)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and stamps plus fabulous backgrounds love the scene and the mushrooms-sounds like you are having a great time
Carol x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

The cards are beautiful. Love them both.
Hugs Carola

*Urška* said...

Beautiful card.
Hugs,Urška

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous autumnal cards, love the softness and delicate stencilling! Your travels sound amazing, have a fantastic time and savour every moment!

Ellibelle said...

Happy to hear you're having such a fabulous time Brenda. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Both cards are simply stunning, as always!

Fiki said...

Gorgeous card!
love it!
hugs

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards Brenda - love them both!! Your cruise sounds wonderful, I hope you are enjoying it to the best you can, and come back with lots of fabulous memories
Blessings
Maxine

Jeni Mc said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda lovely scenes .Enjoy the rest of your trip . I can imagine Athens is very pleasant at this time of year . I am also fond of Greece having spent many holidays there , hugs Jenny x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Lovely cards! Great Fall colors.

Tracy said...

These are wonderful Brenda, I love both in colours and designs. Truly gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs A. said...

Hope your enjoying your Greek holiday. Visited the islands and Athens many years ago and love the culture. Your first autumnal card is so beautiful yo look at and has captured the colours perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

Babs Watson said...

Hope you had a fab holiday Brenda, and hope your not finding it to cold since your return home, I am heading of home later on today myself, only for a short while. Love both these picturesque cards there stunning.
Hugs Babs x

Greta said...

Lovely work, Brenda--the scene is just wonderful! Sounds like a fabulous trip--places I'll never see. So glad you finally got to take your holiday!

Judy Corner said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda. Judy x

rachel said...

Stunning cards Brenda - and your travels sound fabulous! Blissful! Hugs rachel x

aussie aNNie said...

Hey B, good to hear you are home safe n sound and sounds like a trip of a life time. Hope this generated good health into your system. Great cards and I am trying to get over influenza strain, so chat soon.xxxHave a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Mia said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! I am so happy you visited my country, Greece! I wish we had met when you were in Athens! I could tour you on Akropolis and the city! Santorini is one of my favourite destinations! Kisses, my friend.

Gerrina said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the 2nd one is so stunning! Great scene and looks so seren! Hugs, Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

Have a great weekend and hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic cards. Creative Blessings Tracy x

Linby said...

both beautifully evocative of autumn - love he scene you created.

Barb said...

They're both absolutely beautiful cards. I love the colours on the Autumn card and the stamps are gorgeous. The second is such a peaceful scene. I love it. Barbxx

 
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